Tourist visa immigration updates

There has been tightened regulations on tourist visa extensions here in Thailand. They mostly apply to back-to-back visa runs – especially by land border crossings. Also specific countries are being targeted more due to the amount of people from those countries here living and working without work permits. Namely Philippines, Russia, South Korea & Vietnam.

The best solution is to have a proper tourist visa that can be extended an additional 30 days at the immigration office. People should no longer rely on doing land visa runs on a regular basis (to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Malaysia). Thai immigration officials at these borders have individual discretion to only grant 7-day stamps instead of the normal 15-day & 30-day stamps normally given.

There are various companies around Thailand that provide a variety of visas for different situations. Tourist & Non-Immigrant visas for retirement, marriage, study, business and dependents are all available. One of the most respected visa service companies in Bangkok is called Bangkok Buddy. They are located on Sukhumvit Road next to the Asok BTS. I recommend them highly.

Railay Beach, Krabi

Railay, is an isolated area located on the Andaman Coast in Krabi. Railay is primarily known for rock climbing, attracting climbers from all over the world due to the impressive limestone cliffs.

There are three sides to the Railay Beach peninsula. West Railay Beach(Sunset Beach), East Railay Beach, and Phra Nang Beach on the south side of the peninsula. Phra Nang Beach is by far the most stunning white sand, clear water beaches in Thailand. The accommodation on this south side is more expensive but well worth it. Less expensive bungalow style rooms are available on the east side but access to all the main beaches are less than a 10 minute walk.

Bangkok visa run service

Visa run services to Cambodia:

The best same-day service is provided by Bangkok Buddy and they run 7 days per week. They are located on Sukhumvit Road soi 12. The owner/operator’s name is Tanya and she is very helpful with all visa situations. Long-term and short-term stays in Thailand can be sorted.

Thailand Travel & Visa Services